Brush strokes bring thousands for hospice funds

Successful art sale- Chris Dyer, senior nurse from day care, Dennis Nash and his wife Shirley. EMN-160630-190123001
Successful art sale- Chris Dyer, senior nurse from day care, Dennis Nash and his wife Shirley. EMN-160630-190123001

A terminally ill, internationally acclaimed artist from Hibaldstow has raised £8,000 for Lindsey Lodge Hospice by selling more than 400 original paintings at an art sale.

Dennis Nash spent several days and nights preparing for the sale, even though he is battling four types of cancer, to say thank you for the care he is receiving from the hospice in Scunthorpe’s Burringham Road.

Dennis’s prognosis was until the end of June, but he is determined to celebrate his daughter’s birthday in September.

“It was a bit of touch and go because I wasn’t feeling great the week before the art sale, so I was unsure if I would be able to make it,” said Dennis.

“However, I felt a lot better and was pleased I could make the sale and see my art work being sold to hundreds of people in aid of such a worthy cause.

In the first few hours, an amazing £3,000 was made, with people queuing out the door to get bargains, as some pieces worth £1,000 were sold for just £100.

Dennis’s artwork is sold around the world, especially to customers in Malta and in the prestigious Gallery 18 in Jersey, however his biggest claim to fame is painting a piece for Her Majesty’s private secretary’s apartment.

“We were overwhelmed with the support we received from people helping out and to those who turned up to buy my artwork from around the Lincolnshire area,” added Dennis, who is still keeping busy painting commissioned art work.

Dennis still has some paintings for sale in aid of the hospice at rock bottom prices.

If you would to view his work to purchase one, email him on dennisnash47@icloud.com

The money raised from the sale of his impressionist-realism art work will fund almost seven months’ worth of life-saving oxygen for local people with life-limiting illnesses such as heart failure and multiple sclerosis.